One of the most notable features of 200 West Street is the Sky Lobby on
the 11th floor. Flooded with light from a glass ceiling, this huge space
houses conference rooms, an employee gym and a cafeteria where baristas
serve pastries and lattes.
Most of us didn't know that volcanic ash could cause airplanes to crash.
And we didn't know that there were volcanoes in Iceland capable of
sending so much of that ash into the atmosphere. But now we know how to
"There is but one night a year in New York to revel in Scottish fashion,
and it is called Dressed to Kilt. And oh, what a night it is! The evening
allows the stars, who stud the runway, to showcase their personas as
much as the couture." — Vanity Fair
There's no sign on the door, but if you're at 394 Broadway in South Williamsburg, you're in the right place. Moto sells some seriously good beers such as Corsendonk from Belgium and Guinness from Ireland.
The museum will house exhibitions and host workshops focused on the
history of crime in Manhattan. Located in a former speakeasy, the
Gangster Museum's goal is to present the role the underworld has played
in shaping the culture of New York City.
"Age does not protect you from love. But love protects you from age." — Anaïs Nin. She was the lover of such literary greats as Henry Miller, Antonin Artaud and Edmund Wilson. So, in the spirit of ageless love, let's go looking for romance.
A popular myth is that New York is unfriendly. Mark Malkoff
decide to challenge it by attempting to transport himself from the
southern tip of Manhattan to its northern end, asking people on the
street to carry him along the way.
Nigerian bandleader Fela Kuti created Afrobeat, a hard-driving African
funk sound, in the 1970s. It absorbed genres like benga and jùjú, and groups such as Orchestra Baobab made it a success outside Africa. Fela!
is now a hit show in New York.
Shabu-shabu is the original Japanese comfort food. Everything is fresh and the dish is cooked in real time while you and your friends sit around the table. There's shabu-shabu for vegetarians, seafood-lovers and meat-eaters.
To accompany Claudia Hellman's article "Shop and save in New York City" in the January issue of Spotlight, we've prepared an online Big Apple experience that uses video, old and new, to convey the magic, myth and drama of this extraordinary place.